2013 June 9 – Universal Studios

we were coming to Orlando for a conference, so we came down a couple of days early to catch the new transformers ride at Universal since it’s already open.

Since it was Charlene’s birthday, we went to the Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse at citywalk.  We’ve never been there before and it was an awesome meal.  Basically, it’s an all you can eat buffet, but you get everything off the bar except meats.  They bring out the meat to the table and slice off pieces if you want them.  (They give you a little card to flip over saying if you want them to stop at your table.  Basically, green means more, red means not right now, thanks.)  Oh… Did I mention they have 10 different kinds of meat?  Ranging from lamb, to bacon wrapped chicken to ribeye, etc, etc…  Everything was delicious.  the service was great, and we would definitely go back.

As for Transformers, this ride was everything I was expecting, plus more.  it was very similar to the spider-man ride in Islands of Adventure, although it’s newer so everything is still shiny and new.  I did notice someone broke one of the exit signs by sitting on it so it was duct taped back into place.  See people, this is why we can’t have anything nice.

Below are the pictures we took from around the park.  It also includes the work they’ve done on the new Harry Potter section, but all you can see their is the scaffolding around the framework for the buildings.  It’ll be a while before they start to become recognizable.

Below is a video I found that someone posted from the ride in orlando.  Since it’s a 3D video, you need those cheesy 3D glasses to view it, but it’ll still give you an idea of what it’s like.


Lastly, we took a quick walk over to the section of the park where they are re-theming the section for the simpsons.  We had already eaten, so we didn’t get to try a krusty burger.  Maybe next time…

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